The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 281
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SMITH FACES LONG ODDS IN 1ST START
Akili Smith assumes the quarterback job at possibly the most critical juncture in franchise history.
Couch a relative veteran after 3 starts
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Big winners included Highlands over CovCath, St. Xavier over Moeller, Wyoming over Madeira, Fairfield over Lakota East, Holmes over Conner and Simon Kenton over Ryle. Click here for the most complete high school report in the Tristate.
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999

R E D S   B A S E B A L L
Reds claim lefty from San Diego
        Immediately resuming the perpetual task of restocking their pitching staff, the Reds claimed left-hander Heath Murray off waivers Wednesday from the San Diego Padres.

How to get refunds on postseason tickets
        The Reds have announced that they are issuing refunds for all postseason tickets purchased.

Diamondbacks 7, Mets 1
        PHOENIX - Steve Finley tied an NL division series record with five RBIs as the Diamondbacks evened their first-round series 1-1.

Griffey, A-Rod offers top $250M
        SEATTLE — With several Seattle Mariner executives planning to travel to Florida to visit with Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. in the offseason, those may not be the meetings that decide the contract situations of the two Seattle stars.

U C   F O O T B A L L
UC enters C-USA with a lot on line
        They've been doing it in the Big Ten, the Pac-10 and the Southeastern Conference for years, but the idea of playing games that count for something — that produce a league champion — remains relatively new to the Cincinnati Bearcats.

O L Y M P I C S
Ruehl returns to the tower
        Olympic diver Becky Ruehl, recovering from her second major injury in 21/2 years, has begun practicing again on the 10-meter platform.

B E N G A L S   N F L

BENGALS NOTEBOOK
        No one at Spinney Field is talking about what everyone else in Cincinnati is talking about.

NFL picks Houston for 32nd franchise
        The NFL is returning to Houston, spurning a larger market in Los Angeles for an expansion record $700 million.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Cheerios for St. Xavier
        SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — Team Cheerios cereal boxes will feature St. Xavier High School's football team starting next week.

Ohio football polls
        COLUMBUS, Ohio — sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school football teams in the Associated Press poll, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Elder golfers win West sectional
        The off-and-on Elder boys golf team was on Wednesday in the Cincinnati West sectional tournament at Miami Whitewater.
CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

Ursuline wins district golf title
        It was a birthday present that Ursuline golf coach Marianne Sahms will cherish for a long time, and it came in the form of a trophy.

Notre Dame satisfied with 12th in Ky. golf
        RICHMOND, Ky. — Only one of Notre Dame's five players broke 100 Wednesday during the second day of the girls state golf tournament, but the Pandas figured playing a second round at Arlington Golf Country Club was a victory in itself.
N.KY. HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.

PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
        The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.

Flying Pig Marathon
       Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.

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